Earl Parsons is a champion musher with a notorious past.

Ex-FBI agent Steve Olsen is obsessed by the one case he couldn't close.

Gina Holt's daughter disappeared fourteen years ago. Why is she helping the man who was responsible?

Reporter Vince Marshall is the only one who can solve all these riddles, yet he's more concerned about his wife's mysterious illness.

A Lake Superior winter brings plenty of snow and a good dose of mayhem in this latest Vince Marshall thriller.

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Here's what people said about Superior Death:

". . . a gripping and evocative new thriller ." -- Midwest Book Review, May 2006

"Here's a mystery worth checking out" -- Green Bay Press Gazette, June 11, 2006

"...a good old fashioned mystery." -- Andrew Grgurich, weekly U.P. Books column

"...a U.P. treat full of deception, deceit and self-discovery." -- Traverse City Record-Eagle

"The sense of community found in a small town where gossip travels quickly but secrets can be deeply hidden ...is well developed in this book. Superior Death is a good launch for a mystery series that has great potential.” -- Robin Thomas, New Mystery Reader, May 2006

Author Bio
Matthew Williams The Lake Superior Mysteries are written by award-winning author Matthew Williams who lives in Marquette, Michigan with his wife Suzanne and their son Sam. His newest release: Superior Dilemma

A former newspaper reporter and columnist, Williams is also author of the popular Tot Tales, a weekly column about fatherhood. His fiction and nonfiction writing appears in regional and national publications.

Contact the author: Matthew Williams

Mining Journal feature about Superior Death
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Marquette Monthly feature about the writing of Superior Death

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Small-town sleuth Vince Marshall returns in Superior Deception, this time with a plan to be a better dad. But when his toddler daughter discovers a dead judge, his friend becomes murder suspect and a senile grave-robber leaves him strange tips, Vince must unravel a 150-year-old mystery to bring sanity back into his family life.

"This story grabs you from the first sentence...I can honestly say that there were times when I couldn’t put the book down because Matthew has done a great job of creating genuine suspense. Just as important, you get to know the main characters well, and that means you care about them." -- Lake Superior Magazine, Bob Berg, June 2008

"...an entertaining, fast-paced crime novel set in the Upper Peninsula." -- Lansing State Journal, March 30, 2008

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Signed copies of Superior Deception are available in most U.P. bookstores and online at Snowbound Bookstore or below. Copies are also available from online retailers such as Amazon.com, BN.com and Target.com.

Superior Deception by Matthew Williams, hard cover, signed edition, $20
Superior Death by Matthew Williams, hard cover, signed edition, $15
Superior Death by Matthew Williams, hard cover, signed edition Superior Deception by Matthew Williams, hard cover, signed edition

Signed copies of books by Matthew Williams are available at:
  • Snowbound Books
  • Grandpa's Barn (Copper Harbor)
  • Brockway Mountain Gift Shop
  • Bookworld (Marquette, Escanaba, Houghton, Iron Mountain & Sault)
  • Marquette Arts and Culture Gallery Gift Shop
  • Country Village Book Store and Coffee House
  • Canterbury Book Store (Escanaba)
  • Northwind Books (Hancock)
  • Laughing Loon/Patchwork Books (Copper Harbor)